Longshaw’s whimsical illustrations in neutral tones merged seamlessly with his choice of strong, block colours.  Draped swags of pleated silk in the darkest of blues added drama to his simple day dresses, and chunky, exposed zips gave the aesthetic a roughed up edge.  Statement, minimalist jewellery swung from almost every neck, whilst the hero of the collection, a silky dress with hyper embellished, towering shoulders, sashayed down the catwalk, much to the delight of the fashion magpies perched eagerly on the edge of their seats.  Longshaw gave us the soft, playful illustrations he has become synonymous with, but with a sexy, sultry, and very feminine, approach.     

Words: Fiona Anderson
Image: David Coleman

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